Norwegian Forests and Halloween

And BAM! She took that gargoyle down like a pro. As you know, Halloween is next week, so I thought I’d better get the decorations out of storage and up before the trick or treaters showed up. It took me a while because my full Halloween decoration set includes orange lights, styrofoam headstones, and motion […]

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Horse Hierarchies and Basketball?

Like most men, my husband Mark is sports mad. He used to play most of them in his younger days but now the most strenuous part of his sports activity appears to be lifting the beer can to his lips as he sits on the couch. 🙂 I’m just kidding. He tries just like the […]

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Feral horses

The Social Organization of Wild and Feral Horses

Who does this best describe, men or women? – Are highly social animals – Show no motivation for wanting to dominate others – Try to avoid conflict – Form close, often lifelong relationships with each other The answer is obviously women. I prefer being with my horses to spending time on my smartphone but I […]

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How to be an Integral Part of your Horse’s Herd

How to be an Integral Part of your Horse’s Herd

I love to watch my herd of horses and see how they relate to each other and watch the herd dynamics and behaviors. Some things I’ve noticed seem similar to the human world; like using an organized method of who does what and their placement in the business, or the herd. Then some things seem […]

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Teddie and her horses

Old School Training vs. Wanting a Different Direction

  For those of us who learned how to ride horses at a riding school as a child, you probably remember the routine.  We were taught where to put our hands, where to put our feet, to keep our backs straight, eyes forward, heels down and all those other wonderful basics taught to beginning students.  […]

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Teddie and her horses

How I Improved My Relationship with My Horse

  One day while I was talking to a friend about some funny new thing my horse had come up with, she asked me, very cautiously, how I felt about my relationship with my horse.  I told her that I was very happy.  My horses love me, I love them and we have a great […]

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Conversation with nature

A Conversation with Nature

Listening, Connection, Communication, and Conversation Listening: Have you ever noticed that certain sounds, cues, or movements work the same, no matter what language, person or animal you are using it on?  Think about it…if you see your child (or your animal) getting into possible harm’s way and you have to stop it immediately, the first […]

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